This is the car that is the introduction to BEV.
This car will rely on the Stingray engine but offer more power and traction with a EV drive front wheel assist. It should provide performance close to the Z06 but at a slightly lower price. Think of this as the Grand Sport like slot.
I expect more to come like the TT DOHC V8 with front EV assist to come too.
At some point we will see a full BEV but I expect it to be one of the last to change.
We may not like it but that time is coming to all brands at some point. We already have Electric Porsche models and Lambo is coming as well Ferrari. The Corvette is also going to face the changes.
I see some detractors who cling to the past in styling or expectations. I get it you like what it was. But with out change there would be no future.
There were guys in 54 saying it does not need a V8 too. If they hit their ways there would be no Vette today.
If you've owned any car since the 80s you are "trusting your life to a chip." EFI uses chips. Transmissions use chips, think 4L60E...the E is for electronic.
A liberal government has pressured car manufacturers to go all electric. Note that the last high performance internal combustion Cadillacs are being built now. Corvette is dragging it out a little longer...till the C9's. Don't worry about hybrids, they will be replaced by the electrics soon enough. Your Corvette will run nice and quiet.
As for styling, the C8 looks like some kind of Shanzhai knockoff.
If I wanted the Italian look, I would move to Italy and buy the real thing.
Sorry, GM...The C8 is a Vette in name only. 😩
Could you talk to the guys on the 1000's of guys on the waiting list for the C8 Z06? It is sold out for about 4 years. I'd like to get mine a lot sooner and maybe you could get them to get their deposits back so I can get one before I have forgotten why I wanted it.
The C8 already weighs 195 lbs more than a C7 manual. The electric components can only add more unnecessary weight. The C8 is also longer and wider than the C7, this is not progress.
Chevy’s all out pursuit of performance numbers is to blame, and this pursuit is at odds with how most Corvette owners use their cars.
We can only hope that with the heavy demand for the C8's, that they give this generation a record long life before the next generation of engineless, quiet Corvettes takes over.
Hmmm yes they can. For one they can cut or limit fuels and even older cars to force you to either buy a EV, Walk or take a EV bus.
it is no longer the government as the automakers have set their course.
We may not like it but it’s not the end of the world. These cars camps be as good and fun as we have in different ways. Who knows they may be able to bring back manual shift.
My fear is they pass laws or create fuels that will hurt our collector cars.
Already in some countries they raise the taxes on a car the older it gets so it is hard to own one.
There are people in the EPA now that would like to strip you of your collector cars. I wish Hagerty would begin to take a stronger public stance on this before it is a defensive move.
Actually hybrid cars have been testing with this body configuration. They were running with the Z06 models. The way to separate them from the Z06 is the non centered exhaust.
Early cars has things on the for testing indicating hybrid parts were present.
Also GM will leak what they want known. If they wanted to you would never see what you see if they wanted it not seen.